Clarence, Tony-Wyatt, Greg Morton, Norman, Doc, Charles Sawtelle,Steve Kaufman, Craig Fletcher, Scott Nygaard,David Grier.
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Blackberry Blossom, WBB, Forked Deer, Cherokee Shuffle on and on and on. But all from the old fiddle tune style..........
My Preston Thompson Brazillion and my D18V.
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
When my 3 kids were growing up we had a family band which played alot around Okla.I never picked much back then but am trying to do it now.I was rhythm and kids were the pickers. I'm slow but I am working on it.I booked the bands for The Davis Bluegrass Festival which was an event to aid underpriveledged kids in our county.I learned the hearts of the bluegrass crowd through this. I try to turn on anyone I can to flatpicking, especially the old fiddle tunes.
My name is Dave Blakeslee. I'm working on the website for Preston's 'new' guitar business. Do you think I could get a photo of your Thompson HD28 to publish on the 'history' portion of the website?
The website, by the way, is www.pkthompsonguitars.com.
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"